A picture of one of the suspects who allegedly broke into the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine in Arizona in a raid last August
Two men stole amethyst worth up to $20,000 from a mine in Arizona, police have revealed.
The two thieves broke into the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, in the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix.
They ’caused damage to the mine’ and left with a five-gallon bucket of the semi-precious stone, police said.
Police in Maricopa County are appealing for help in tracking down the suspects after they struck on August 16 last year.
They are accused of stealing amethyst worth between $15,000 and $20,000 during the raid.
A picture released by police shows one of the men getting into a car with a license plate of GYO65 described as a ‘possible partial Arizona plate’.
The car was a black Toyota Tundra with damage on the driver’s side door and front quarter panel.
It also had a plastic trim around the rear tailgate handle, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The thieves were both white men believed to be aged between 25 and 30. One was between 5’10” and 6′ while the other was around 5’6″.
Anyone with information is urged to contact MCSO at (602) 876-TIPS (8477) and refer to case number IR18024483.
According to the mine’s website, Arizona Amethyst is mined on the western slopes of the Mazatzal Mountain Range.
The mine has been open since the 1900s but Native Americans in the area had earlier used amethyst in arrow heads, according to the firm.
The two thieves broke into the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, in the Tonto National Forest (pictured) near Phoenix
The two thieves are accused of stealing amethyst – a semi-precious stone, pictured – in a quantity worth between $15,000 and $20,000 during the raid in Airzona last August